Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over

Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over
By Janja Lalich and Karla McLaren Published by Routledge, 2017 – Available on Amazon“Escaping Utopia is a must read book for everyone concerned about the real nature of human nature. Authors Lalich and McLaren do a brilliant job in revealing the various psycho-social mechanisms by which cults attract, deceive and bind recruits into their ‘families,’ ...

How to Tell if a Group is High-Control?

How to Tell if a Group is High-Control?
Open Minds Foundation: How to Tell if a Group is High-Control? “Are you concerned about a group that you or someone you know belongs to? Do you wonder if the group has high-control or manipulative elements? We are pleased to present an adapted and translated version of this Dutch questionnaire created by … Frances Peters.” “[This] ...

Brainwashing and abuse: one woman reveals what it’s really like to be in a cult

Brainwashing and abuse: one woman reveals what it’s really like to be in a cult
  Alexandra Stein Stylist August 30, 2018 ” … A former cult member shares her story, and shines a light on the horrifying psychology of cults around the world.”   ​” … ​A wannabe cult leader can use anything they think will work in a given time and place as a means to draw people ...